10 Best Sambar Recipes, South Indian Sambar Collection
Any South Indian meal, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, would be considered incomplete without Sambhar or one of its variants, because these are had with rice as well as with snacks like Idli, Sada Dosa, Upma,Ven Pongal, etc.
The most important ingredient to make Sambhar is the sambar powder. You can either buy readymade from outside or grind one at home. Sambar Masala is prepared in bulk in most South Indian household and stored in an airtight containers for a few months. You can use this powder to make aromatic, flavorful ,authentic Sambar at home.
Various Sambar Recipes
Methi Leaves Sambhar
Toovar dal and an assortment of vegetables surely makes the sambar nutritious but, if you wish to bumper the iron content, then add fenugreek leaves to make Methi Leaves Sambhar.
Tamilians love Mullangi Sambhar which is nothing but, a sambar made with radish. While the base flavor from toovar dal remains the same, the zingy tempering given at the end is noteworthy!
Apart from this some variants of sambar are also made with freshly-prepared masalas. Have a look at these delightful recipe of Kerala sambar flavoured with a spicy masala of coconut, onion, coriander seeds and other spices like pepper, fenugreek and cumin. Also, loaded with vegetables like drumstick, brinjal, ladies finger and red pumpkin which are referred to as ‘thaan’
An innovative and quick variant of the traditional sambhar, corn sambar adds to your meal the nutritional benefits of corn and the cooling effect of madras onions. Enjoy tasty and wholesome breakfast of idli sambhar, medu vada sambhar and start your day on a good note.
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